The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State chapter on Monday said Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, a former Minister of Works, is free to leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC), if he so desires.
The former Minister had, in an exclusive interview with Daily Independent, said he has given the PDP certain conditions it has to meet, adding that failure to do, he will be left with no choice than to join the APC.
He also described the PDP as an unserious party, saying it is not a party anybody with political future should belong to.
Reacting to Ogunlewe’s statement, Adegbola Dominic, the state chairman of the party, said his departure from the party will do the PDP a lot of good.
“In his interview published in Daily Independent of May 20, 2019, Ogunlewe, while accusing our national leaders of incompetence and negligence of their duties, remarked that they are ‘all abroad’ now and would only come around when there is money to share”.
“Such disparaging remarks are unbecoming and not expected from a 75-year-old man who claims to be a leader of the party.
“Ogunlewe has been publicly supporting and hailing one Segun Adewale (aka) Aeroland, who has been openly declared a non-member of our party by the National Working Committee, and who has been disparaging our leaders and terrorizing them with his thugs.
“Ogunlewe has repeatedly lied that he was present at a meeting where I, as state chairman, canvassed support for the candidate of another party. This deliberate falsehood was obviously targeted at creating confusion and disaffection among the party members”.
“A respected former state chairman, Capt. Tunji Shelle (rtd), who was present at the said meeting, noted that Ogunlewe was nowhere near the venue of the meeting. He declared that Ogunlewe is a “confused man who should go take a rest”.